Philosophy of Exaggeration

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'Thought always exaggerates' Hannah Arendt writes. The question of exaggeration becomes a philosophical question when thought endeavours to clarify the ways in which it relates to limits. If its disclosing force depends on exaggeration, so does theconfusion to which it canfall prey. This book analyses concepts such as truth and trust, practices such as politics and art, experiences such as the formation of a life line and its erasure, from the viewpoint of exaggeration. ...
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Overview

'Thought always exaggerates' Hannah Arendt writes. The question of exaggeration becomes a philosophical question when thought endeavours to clarify the ways in which it relates to limits. If its disclosing force depends on exaggeration, so does theconfusion to which it canfall prey. This book analyses concepts such as truth and trust, practices such as politics and art, experiences such as the formation of a life line and its erasure, from the viewpoint of exaggeration.
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Alexander Garcia Duttmann is Professor of Philosophy and Visual Culture at Goldsmiths University of London, UK, and author of The Gift of Language and Memory of Thought, published in the Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers series.

James Phillips is a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Philosophy, University of New South Wales, Australia.

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Table of Contents

1. Splendor and Misery of Exaggeration: An Introduction

2. Thinking as Gesture: Exaggeration and Philosophy

3. Trust Me: Exaggeration and Enlightenment

4. Odd Moves: Exaggeration and Irony

5. The Violence of Destruction: Exaggeration and Infinity

6. ...and...end...: Exaggeration and Politics

7. Being Guilty: Exaggeration and Factuality

8. Flight Simulator: Exaggeration and Trauma

9. The Obvious: Exaggeration and Self-Evidence

10. Blow Job: Exaggeration and Institution

11. Old Opera: Exaggeration and Art

12. Life Lines: Exaggeration and Event

Lexical Note

Acknowledgements

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